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 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

One in three SMEs admit they have had to write off more bad debts this year...

One-in-three SMEs in Ireland has had to write off bad debts in the past 12 months, with an average of 18,543 being written off by firms....

 2022-12-04 02:30 

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Sound & Vision: BAI seeks investment advice for 36m TV and radio production grant cash pile...

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is seeking investment advice for the 36m cash pile it has built up from funds it has received from the TV licence....

 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

Garda detective who shot himself in the leg lodges court action against the force...

A garda detective who accidentally shot himself in the leg is suing the force. A High Court action has been lodged by the officer, who is a member of the Special Detective Unit (SDU)....

 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

Greens split over wisdom of making crib a national issue...

Leaked Green Party WhatsApp messages reveal major unease and criticism of the decision by the party's Lord Mayor of Dublin to cancel the live animal Christmas crib at the Mansion House....

 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

How to throw a successful festive party and be the perfect host...

Tis the season to be jolly and to party. December brings lots of opportunity to both host and attend a variety of festive bashes, and while that's definitely a reason to celebrate, planning for parties and events can bring its own unique anxieties....

 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

Gen Z climate report shows line between research and activism is blurring...

The next generation of Irish 16 to 24-year-olds (Gen Z) appears to believe restrictions on many types of behaviour are needed for climate mitigation. So says the ESRI's recent report called Youth Knowledge and Perceptions of Climate Mitigation....

 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

Violent Night review: Santa adds a few names to the naughty list in a gory Christmas nasty...

When we grow weary from sickly sweet festive cheer and the rampant consumerism inherent in the holiday season, there is some comfort to be had in knowing we can call on the off-setting powers of the nasty Christmas movie....

 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

Christine McVie: musician whose singing and songwriting were at the heart of Fleetwood Mac's global success...

Christine McVie, who has died aged 79, was a singer and songwriter with Fleetwood Mac....

 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

How to spend less this Christmas without losing the cheer...

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 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

The Downs very much on the up...

County minors looked older than their years back then and Samus Conroy was no different. When he lined out for Westmeath in the Leinster minor football championship match against Meath in 1971, the young man from The Downs was a hardy looking buck, sporti...

 2022-12-04 02:30 

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Obituary: Frank Dunne, Dunnes Stores tycoon who took over after his brother Ben's fall from grace...

Frank Dunne, who has died at the age of 79, was a pivotal figure in the family business Dunnes Stores. He stayed out of the limelight, concentrating much of his energies on his bloodstock interests, the pinnacle of which he reached with his horse Stanerra...

 2022-12-04 02:30 

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Alan Dukes shot himself in the foot dissing Border folk in Sen Quinn documentary...
 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

Homeless group hit by 230,000 legal bill after regulator liquidates Anthony Flynn charity...

A homeless charity that was forced to shut down following allegations of sexual abuse against its founder and chief executive must pay professional fees of more than 230,000....

 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

The six best albums of the year...

Last week I looked back on the six best Irish albums of 2022, but there was plenty of music worth listening to out there, and here's another list worth checking out....

 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

Identify, recruit and maintain why a sound hiring strategy is the holy grail for Irish SMEs...

Ask any employer running an SME what one of the biggest challenges facing their business is today, and many will point to the ongoing skills shortage in Ireland....

 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

Dangerous dog breeds that kill should be even more restricted...

Sir — The attack on a child by a dog in Wexford is the most recent in a series of horrific incidents in the past few years....

 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

Cost-of-living burden eases but housing remains top public bugbear...

For the first time since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February this year, concern over the cost of living has eased somewhat — in that it no longer tops the list of issues the public believes should be the Government's priority. Today'...

 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

How far will Prince Harry go to get his royal revenge?...

It's not often one looks to Britain's red top tabloids for an insightful take on world events. After the release of the trailer for the Netflix series about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Daily Star did, however, sum up the story perfectly wi...

 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

It's fitting that the person most damaged by Quinn Country was Alan Dukes...

If an alien had landed in Ireland on Monday and stayed until Wednesday, it might have wondered what the hell was going on....

 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

Blasts from the past: 1980s movies, bygone books and a fresh look at some of the best songs ever written...

'Out with the old, in with the new' will soon be our mantra as the bells ring in 2023. Which is all very sensible, in the 'mindful' sense of being present, and with one eye on future aspirations....

 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

'Squeamish' former state pathologist Marie Cassidy set for spin on Dancing with the Stars...

She has performed thousands of post-mortem examinations, and dealt with hundreds of murders — but Professor Marie Cassidy is not as tough as you might think....

 2022-12-04 02:30 

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Ireland's passport soars up the power rankings...

New figures show over a million people born outside Ireland have applied for an Irish passport over the past six years....

 2022-12-04 02:30 

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The simplicity of a mountain life contrasts with Sen Quinn's greed...

Some shows sound so implausible that you have to wonder if they simply started out as a joke before getting out of hand....

 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

Mary Lou chose well with Ryan Tubridy: he didn't ask her one awkward question on the Late Late...

Mary Lou McDonald is suing RT for defamation. The leader of Ireland's loyal opposition is in legal combat with our national broadcaster. On Friday night she opted to lock horns with her tormentor's superstar, Ryan Tubridy. She had agreed to appear...

 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

Finding light in darkness...

We turned a sharp corner on a chaotically busy main road about an hour outside Beirut. Ahead of us the Bekaa Valley opened out, stretching for miles. It's a barren and quite desolate place on Lebanon's border with Syria and 'home' to hundr...

 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

Mother's fury at Gemma O'Doherty's anti-vaxx 'rag' over use of tragic son's photo...

The mother of a teenager who took his own life has described as "disgusting" the use of her son's image by former journalist Gemma O'Doherty in the activist's anti-vax publication, The Irish Light....

 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

Young men share centre stage with old gripes...

Qatar is no country for old men, ancient certainties or new technology. Not football wise at least....

 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

Bittersweet celebration of a freedom born in brutality...

One hundred years ago this week, on December 6, 1922, the Irish Free State (Saorstt ireann) formally came into existence. It was born in blood, as Civil War raged and as newspapers reported that the new S tate's tiny airforce had bombed anti-Treaty fi...

 2022-12-04 02:30 

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Andrew McGinley: 'I want you to know that you once shared the world with my three magnificent kids'...

Grief sometimes plays very cruel tricks on Andrew McGinley. Not so long ago, in bed one night, he thought he heard tiny footsteps outside on the landing. For one heart-stopping moment he believed it was his daughter Carla she frequently woke early in the ...

 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

Murderer Graham Dwyer lost his cool in court — and his mask finally slipped...

Convicted murderer Graham Dwyer's mask finally slipped on Friday morning. The Cork-born architect picked the worst place possible to lose his cool — in front of the three appeal judges he is trying to convince of his innocence in his bid to have...

 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

Weave more joy into your life by becoming a 'basket case'...

Living in the country means you're less likely to be called a "suit", the slang for someone who works as a manager or other official, with its derogatory implication that the person beneath the pinstripes lacks substance or spirituality....

 2022-12-04 02:30 

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Abbott plans expansion of life-sciences plant in Cootehill...
 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

Last Christmas: records show convicted fraudster Catriona Carey's seasonal spending sprees...

Former Ireland hockey player Catriona Carey is facing a Christmas like no other. Deceived homeowners continue to come forward to An Garda Sochna eight months after her mortgage scam was first exposed. Having caused others to lose their homes, she has lost...

 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

Pre-tax profit at West Cork Distillers matures as revenues surge...

West Cork Distillers increased its profit before tax by over 230pc in its last financial year, as its turnover soared by 54pc to over 54m....

 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

Tales from a lost time when mobile shops were rural lifelines...

For people living in rural Ireland, as opposed to townies and city-dwellers, the travelling shop was a vital lifeline, not just for much needed provisions, but for news and gossip — and sometimes even a lift to Sunday mass....

 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

Revenue to step up share scheme tax crackdown as taxpayers cough up 9.2m so far...

Revenue is intensifying a project cracking down on tax on share schemes after initial analysis identified several issues with employers and employees....

 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

Stakes are really high for both England and Wales...

At the black jack tables in Las Vegas, the high rollers must decide to stick or twist every hand. They do so by mentally summing up the values of successive cards, computing the total value of their hand and the odds involved to help them decide wisely....

 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

Smurfit-backed gambling tech firm Gan accepts CFO resignation...

Smurfit-backed gambling and gaming technology firm Gan, which is listed on Nasdaq, has accepted the resignation of Karen Flores from her position as chief financial officer....

 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

Republicans want to keep Trump away from Georgia's senate runoff...

Republican party members in the United States are trying to keep Donald Trump out of the spotlight, as they make a last-ditch bid to pull even with Democrats in the US Senate....

 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

Making new connections and learning about new cultures in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia...

This past week I travelled for the first time to Saudi Arabia. I landed at King Khalid International Airport Monday night, spoke before a group of bankers Tuesday afternoon and then departed toward Dublin late that same evening. It was a whirlwind adventu...

 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

Country Matters: Pretty night whistlers who come in search of their annual berry treats...

Migrating birds struck lighthouses, flew through the open portholes of ships and crashed on to cabin bunks. Some were killed, others stunned. The lights drew them as they flew in their thousands to the southern Irish coastline....

 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

Barclays banker Brian Delahunty says big firms are set to gain most in two-speed economy...

Economic storm clouds may have gathered rapidly this winter but Brian Delahunty, head of corporate banking in Ireland at Barclays, is sanguine....

 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

From comfort zone to war zone...

It's not quite manning a barricade at the GPO in 1916, but to have been at the first ever Heineken Cup match surely is in the pantheon of something or other. Not that it felt that way at the time....

 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

Frontline heroes were quickly forgotten when Covid ended...

In the UK, people went out on their streets every week to clap for carers. In New York, the city celebrated its essential workers with a ticker-tape parade....

 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

Iran says it will review hardline hijab rules and then demolishes climber's family house...

Iran is reviewing a decades-old law that requires women to wear a hijab, as authorities struggle to quell protests that have been ongoing for more than two months ....

 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

Honeysuckle looks to extend her Fairy tale...

When you have an eight-race programme, fully sponsored by Bar One Racing, that includes three Grade 1s, a Grade 3, a Grade A handicap hurdle worth 100,000 and a 45,000 Grade B handicap chase, you are talking elite....

 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

Andrea Corr opens up on her love life: 'I asked Brett what took him so long to make his move'...

In the age of social media, most celebrities are not shy about flaunting their love life. But not Andrea Corr, who has always been very low key about her relationship with husband Brett Desmond....

 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

Luckily for Leo Varadkar, leadership isn't a popularity contest...
 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

Pele moved to palliative care as his chemo is suspended...

Brazilian soccer legend Pele is receiving palliative care after chemotherapy stopped having the expected results as he battles colon cancer, newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo reported yesterday....

 2022-12-04 02:30 

Irish Independent

Young children fleeing Ukraine war face bureaucratic delays and ineptitude in new Irish home...

Delays, inconsistencies, and a lack of cohesion are just some of the allegations levelled against the Government for its apparent failure in dealing with Ukrainian refugees, internal documents show....

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